On Oct. 1, thousands of hunters will take to the woods in search of a big buck. The HBA of Greater Lansing is proud to offer the Big Buck Contest. This contest is open to the public and hunters compete for the biggest rack. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three winners in each category. Categories include youth, archery and firearm. Bucks must be legally taken and tagged in Michigan. Racks will be measured and scored professionally by Commemorative Bucks of Michigan. Forms to enter the contest can be found at www.hbalansing.com under the Events tab. The Youth Contest period starts September 22. Forms can be faxed, emailed or postmarked prior to opening day. The Archery Contest period starts October 1 and forms need to be submitted by September 30. The Firearm//Muzzleloading season starts November 15 and the entry deadline is November 14.
In addition to the Big Buck Contest, the HBA hosts a Wild Game Dinner, sponsored by T.A. Forsberg, Inc. on January 19, 2019. This event draws nearly 400 people. The night includes a delicious wild game meal, gun & bow raffles, theme tables and many other prizes! The racks are showcased at the dinner and winners announced. While you do not have to attend the dinner to get into the Big Buck Contest, we encourage you to come and be part of the excitement.
If you are interested in one of the many sponsorship opportunities available you can also get involved that way. Sponsorship levels include:
- Theme Table Sponsor
- Buck Sponsor
- Spike Sponsor
- Button Buck Sponsor
Each sponsorship level offers you different items including dinner tickets, raffle tickets, contest entries, or an advertisement in the official Program Guide. If you are interested in being part of this event, please contact the HBA office at 517-323-3254 or visit us a www.hbalasning.com.
Additional hunting and license information can be found on the Department of Natural Resources website at https://www.michigan.gov/dnr.